Anyone else being forced to work this Weekend?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Marshal, Dec 19, 2013.

  1. Marshal

    Marshal Member

    Just curious if anyone else is being forced to work this weekend. I work Monday through Friday nights. Last week my supervisor said we'd be on a "List" for yes and no sign ups. They apparently were going to take 80 people. Since I have over four years of seniority, I'm well above over 120 in my area. Then yesterday, we were told that they scrapped the idea of the 80 people, and now everyone's coming in at 7:30 PM. But, our start time is at 11:45 pm on M-F, the other later people start off at 1:15 am. One Fourteen year employee that I work with said he's never seen UPS do this before.

    I have a couple buddies that have second jobs which this new "Schedule" for the weekend conflicts into their job, and the response given was. "Tell them you have more important things to do" My only problem with it is, I've had family plans for over a month, and have family coming from all over the states to get together on Sunday, because my Grandmother doesn't have much time left, they're giving her until late January.
  2. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    My wife has a "To Do" list that covers 2 pages.
    Looks like I will be working this weekend.
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  3. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    Our hub is working Saturday, but it's just like Black Friday. Volunteers, and then from the bottom up. I won't be working. :)
  4. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    Telling a part-time job holder that they should tell another job provider they have something more important is a bit over the top.

    Marshall the strength and get to spend time with your grandmother too!
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  5. FilingBluesFL

    FilingBluesFL Well-Known Member

    I'll be working.

    Stogie lit up, Cigar Dave on the radio, and the Sunny Florida wind blowing through my hair!

    And with every foot step, I'll hear "CHA-CHING, CHA-CHING, CHA-CHING"

    And I won't be wearing spurs...
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  6. Dr.Brown

    Dr.Brown Swollen Member

    offered my helper double time to work on Sunday($17 an hour).... they're flying folks in from Cali to work thru X-mas
  7. Anonymous 10

    Anonymous 10 Guest

    Call off
  8. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Our BA told me even if I just didn't show up if I was on their "list" there would be nothing they could do to me. But i'm not on the list so I'm not worried about it.
  9. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    From what you have posted here, you are probably on their list!
  10. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    Ha ha ha ha. touché.
  11. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    I might work Saturday. Not sure yet. I will have hours available. Boss said with 12 drivers, everyone will work 6ish hours. Probably will not start till 10:30 though. Pretty much shoots :censored2: in the day.
  12. Jackburton

    Jackburton Gone Fish'n

    Fill the hole up with money. Think of it as extra cash for top shelf booze.
  13. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Probably not. I am celebrating 25 years of sobriety very soon.
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  14. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    6th day is another guaranteed 8 hour day, If ups calls u in, it is your right to 8 hours. If you only have 3 DOT hours driving available, ups will have you watch safety videos, driver help or just send u home and pay the 8 hour guarantee. Get your 8.
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  15. BrownArmy

    BrownArmy Well-Known Member

    I will have hours left...

    They'll force from the bottom (not many volunteers, I imagine).

    Anything special about a sixth punch?
  16. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Time and a half on 6th day and guaranteed o hours.
  17. browned out

    browned out Active Member

    Guaranteed 8 hours
  18. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

  19. cb1969

    cb1969 Member

    grab a shop steward and let your supervisor know that you will not be working and that they can not force you to work more than 5 days or any other time that is not your normal shift...unless you are an air driver and it is an official holiday they can not force you to work....
  20. cb1969

    cb1969 Member

    or a regular driver the day after thanksgiving